Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Emerson Lake & Palmer Release 40th Anniversary DVD and Betamax

Next Tuesday, Emerson, Lake & Palmer are releasing a 40th Anniversary DVD next week, giving you yet another chance to see Keith Emerson stab his keyboard for the 4000th time.

Seriously, I think he started that thing in Nice.

I'm going to admit that I probably only like the two rock radio songs that most people know, "From The Beginning" and "Lucky Man.:

I think the rest of their output is hot air.

And if you read the comments on You Tube by a couple of former roadies, it sounds like Emerson was a real prick as late as their Emerson Lake & Powell line-up.

So here they are at a festival that seems to feature a Midway and a funnel cake stand.

Karma's a bitch.

The press release:

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (ELP) reformed for the first time since 1998 for their final show to headline the HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL on Sunday, July 25th 2010. And what a show it was!

2010/2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of Emerson Lake and Palmer. ELP was a predominant force that laid the foundation for all progressive rock. The band consists of Keith Emerson, the explosive keyboard who came from the Nice, the sultry vocals and extraordinary bass of Greg Lake from King Crimson and the theatrical and extraordinary drumming of Carl Palmer, who emerged from Atomic Rooster.

ELP became the first true prog-rock Super Group and defined an era.

This is a show that brings back the same theatrics that the highly creative and unsurpassable combination of Keith Emerson's legendary keyboards, Greg Lake's extraordinary voice, and the dramatic drumming of Carl Palmer to their core fan base and to the new generation that hails the musical and technical virtuosity that ELP delivered at every performance, and recorded in every album

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